February 29, 2012
OE Solutions and AimValley announce Smart SFP™
By OE Solutions
Bringing intelligence to SFP simplifies operations and maintenance for network operators
GWANGJU, Korea and HILVERSUM, The Netherlands, February 29, 2012 — OE Solutions and AimValley today introduced Smart SFP™.
Operation, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) are essential for service turn-up and SLA assurance in Carrier Ethernet networks. The Smart SFP™ integrates OAM functions into conventional SFPs providing operators an effective tool for monitoring and troubleshooting Ethernet services. This solution reduces system and network complexity, and offers lower carbon footprint while generating CAPEX & OPEX savings.
“The Gigabit Ethernet Demarcation OAM Smart SFP™, which Alcatel-Lucent developed in collaboration with Aim Valley, extends our 1830 Photonic Service Switch (PSS) solution offering,” said Sam Bucci, VP & GM, Terrestrial Optics Product Unit, Alcatel-Lucent. “The Alcatel-Lucent 1830 PSS with Smart SFP™ provides customers service visibility at the network edge demarcation in applications like Mobile Backhaul, Business Ethernet and Carrier wholesale, and is essential for rapid service commissioning and revenue generating SLAs.”
Smart SFP™ provides instant support for Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM). On top of EFM Link OAM IEEE 802.3ah, the Smart SFP™ offers Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) of end-to-end Service OAM IEEE 802.1ag and Y.1731 Performance Management.
While adding standards compliant intelligence into the SFP at Gigabit Ethernet wire speed with low latency, the Smart SFP™ serves a wide range of transceiver types. Smart SFP™ variations include dual-fiber, single fiber BiDi, single-wavelength & single-fiber BiDi, and CWDM in both dual-fiber and single-fiber. Smart SFP™ can support Gigabit Ethernet reaches up to 80 km over Industrial Temperature range -40 ~ 85oC.
OE Solutions and AimValley announced their partnership agreement for next generation optical transceivers in December 2011. The Gigabit Ethernet OAM Smart SFP™ is the first product in their Smart SFP™ family.
About OE Solutions
OE Solutions is a leading supplier of opto-electronic transceiver solutions for both broadband wireless and wireline markets. OE Solutions provides solutions for wireless backhaul, Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs), Local Area Networks (LANs), Storage Area Networks (SANs), Passive Optical Networks (PONs), and HD Video Transport. The company is specialized in BiDirectional, Single Wavelength BiDi & Industrial Temperature Transceivers for Ethernet, CPRI, OBSAI, and Video. Founded in 2003, OE Solutions has differentiated itself by offering technical excellence and customer-oriented mindset. OE Solutions has grown over the last decade as one of the key suppliers to many systems companies worldwide. The company has its headquarters in Gwangju Photonics Industry Cluster, South Korea. OE Solutions has currently two local support offices located in New Jersey and California, United States. OE Solutions strives to be the “Global leader of the ‘Video Revolution’ in wireless, wireline, and HD video markets.” More information via www.oesolution.com.
AimValley, founded in 2003, helps companies to get a grip on their telecom and data networking technologies. The company does so by providing state-of-the-art technological solutions for telecommunications and data communication systems providers. AimValley offers a full range of system level services including product definition and architecture, software design, systems testing, hardware design, and factory introduction. From stand-alone consultancy to comprehensive turnkey solutions. AimValley builds on its experience at leading telecom suppliers and technology research labs. More information via www.aimvalley.com.